Chris Waddle has urged Jose Mourinho to give Troy Parrott more opportunities to solve Tottenham’s goal crisis.
Parrott made his Premier League debut in January but has not played since, with Jose Mourinho preferring Lucas Moura and Dele Alli up front in the absence of injured duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Despite finally signing a new contract earlier this month, Parrott has been deemed not ready by Mourinho, who must find a way to get Spurs scoring without Kane and Son ahead of a crucial run of fixtures.
Tottenham travel to Chelsea this weekend before upcoming games against Wolves and Manchester United in the Premier League and the Champions League Round of 16 second leg clash with RB Leipzig.
The Londoners drew a blank against Leipzig on Wednesday, and Waddle – who was Spurs’ Player of the Year in 1988 – believes it’s now time for Parrott to be given his chance.
“Sometimes you have to give a young striker a go – and now’s the time for Jose Mourinho to give Troy Parrott a shot,” Waddle wrote in a column for the Racing Post.
“And that means at the very least sticking him on the bench at Chelsea on Saturday.
“If Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Leipzig taught us anything it’s that Tottenham don’t have an alternative number nine with both Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son injured. Other players can’t simply be shoehorned into that role.”
It Tottenham fail to score again at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, it will be interesting to see whether Mourinho throws Parrott in against Wolves.